Concrete is a popular paving material for creating ‘solid-surface’ driveways, and is generally used to provide a sloped ‘cover’ for efficient water run-off. Concrete surfaces are low-maintenance, as well as cost-effective. So if you’re after a low-maintenance driveway with endless styling options and modern functionality, concrete pavers is just what you’re after. Contact Zones to get your driveway started.
Asphalt is similar to concrete in that they’re both made with stones and sand and it is equally popular. The binding cement that locks these materials together however, is different. Asphalt has a softer look and offers high performance at about half the cost. It is less prone to cracking compared to other paving materials. Don’t know what driveway to choose? Contact Zones to help you through this process.
Gravel driveways are one of the most affordable paving options. They’re durable and easy to install and there’s no need to seal them. Gravel driveways are prone to stones scattering and do require ongoing maintenance. Call the Zones experts to find out more.
Resin bound driveways
A porous resin-bound driveway deals with driveway run-off in an environmentally benign way. It’s also durable and can sustain heavy weights. Resin-bound driveways filter surface water back into the soil before it enters the waterways, so they do not puddle. They’re often more costly than traditional , and should be installed by approved specialists. For more information contact Zones.
Brick and cobblestone driveways
Classic brick driveways can withstand modern day usage giving your home an ‘old world’ charm. They are, however, more prone to cracking compared to cobblestone. Cobblestone pavers are typically more tough, stain resistant and require very little maintenance. When choosing brick or cobblestone, remember to match it with the colour of your home. Contact Zones for more info.
Pebbles and exposed aggregate
A pebble driveway is one of the most affordable solutions. It is permeable and has the great advantage of looking natural. However, you might need to consider pebble scattering and hence the need for raking. Exposed aggregate is concrete that has had the top layer washed off to leave the surface layer of aggregate exposed. This creates a unique, easy to maintain, non-slip driveway. To get your new driveway underway, contact a Zones expert.
Porcelain stoneware pavers
An elegant alternative to traditional concrete, 20mm porcelain stoneware pavers are slowly but surely coming of age since they emerged some years ago. Slip-resistant, extra-durable, easy to install, maintain and it is extremely versatile. The 20mm pavers are not only great for driveways but for creating a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Contact Zones for your next driveway project.
Specialists at designing and installing driveways
A driveway is the entrance to your home and has an important role to play in the street appeal and first impressions of your home. Zones Landscaping Specialists can offer driveways that look great, are built right, and meet your budget. There are many different products and systems that can be used to construct a driveway, such as plain, exposed, coloured, stamped or honed concrete, concrete or clay paving, loose aggregate, pebbles or shells or asphalt.
With today’s increasing density of houses, permeable driveways are becoming common also. A permeable driveway acts to allow rainwater to permeate through the drive to the base below which reduces surface run off and provides water to root systems.
Other systems that should be considered when installing a driveway are the edging system which can be continuous or segmental kerb and channel, or other edgings such as a retaining wall or mowing strip.
Clever use of planting is useful for softening the hard surface of a driveway and Zones Landscaping Specialists expertise will ensure plants are selected that will grow in the conditions of your site, to the desired height and in keeping with the design of your total outdoor areas.
Apart from looking great, you driveway also needs to be functional and durable. There is a large range of driveway contractors in New Zealand and there are no mandatory licensing requirements. This means there is a large range in the durability and quality of driveways also. Zones Landscaping Specialists provide quality driveways that are designed correctly and installed using best practice.
Get in touch with Zones to discuss your landscaping project
If you would like discuss options and ideas for your driveway, please use the enquiry form alongside to provide us with your contact details. We will get in touch with you at a time that suits you to discuss your project.